Promoting Stakeholder Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats

August 10, 2017 -

Source: NTIA

NTIA, on behalf of the Department of Commerce, requested comment on actions to take to address automated and distributed threats to the digital ecosystem as part of the activity directed by the President in Executive Order 13800, “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.”  Through this Request for Comments, NTIA received broad input from all interested stakeholders – including private industry, academia, civil society, and other security experts – on ways to improve industry’s ability to reduce threats perpetuated by automated distributed attacks, such as botnets, and what role, if any, the U.S. Government should play in this area.

Public-private partnerships are critical to addressing IoT cybersecurity. A NTIA’s Green Paper: Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things (the Green Paper) assesses what actions stakeholders should take to advance the IoT, including matters relating to cybersecurity.

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